Farmers market

Today we visited the farmers market at St Dogmaels. After tasting and testing many different varieties of pasta we settled on buying the beetroot and garlic with smoked ham filling and spinach with goats cheese filling handmade tortellini. Previously I had always served tortellini with sauce but the stall vendor assured me the filling is the sauce so I didn’t… Read more →

Super moon

Last night the moon was a super moon as it was close to the earth. It’s also known as the corn moon on the pagan moon calander . This means the moon looks very large and bright and the tides will be unusually high. At Poppet Sands, the beach closest to us, the water at it’s highest point will cover… Read more →

The madness of children

The madness of children

It’s extremely warm today and yet my children are enjoying watching TV, inside, snuggled in duvets.


I recently discovered the family love chilli accompanied by salsa and tortilla chips. Having a friend who sells fresh herbs and spices is very handy as I was able to text her my list and then pick the order up when I went to collect Sophie from school. The difference in the quality of the spices from my friend to… Read more →

Jay and Pi funny

Jay to Pi,’You are a lassie’. Pi most affronted,’I am not’. Jay again.’Do you even know what a lassie is?’ ‘Yes, it’s a dog’. ‘No silly, it’s a girl, don’t you know any Scottish?’ ‘No you are silly, it’s a famous dog that finds children down wells.’

Operation varnish

Part one of operation varnish the kitchen floor has been completed. All I need to do now is hope it dries nicely before morning and the section on the instructions saying ‘no heavy traffic for seven days’ doesn’t apply, if you cross your fingers and think really hard,’it will all be ok’.


Annie-Mo is growing more and more confident in her ability to walk. Often she will totter a few steps with us around applauding, however I did catch her today tottering across the front room  before collapsing on the sofa as if to say, ‘thank goodness that was hard work’.

Picnic in the sun

Picnic in the sun

Today we brought a picnic to our beautiful Nanty Nina’s house to eat in her field. The sun shone and everyone had a lovely time. Afterwards we visited the new M&S on Leeds road. It was just like the one in town but noisier and with parking. Within two minutes of entering the shop with Annie and Pi, I was… Read more →